Hello again lovelies! I'm back for another Flakie Friday with one of my #1 nail crushes, Susan from The Subtle Shimmer! I am really loving Flakie Fridays. I had forgotten just how much I love flakies! I'm actually on the hunt for more (I really want a red Flakie), so if you know of any awesome flakies leave me a comment!
Today I have a flakie that I've shown before on the blog, however that was a good year ago I believe. Finger Paints Motley is a gorgeous blue/teal/blurple/purple/green duochrome flakie in a sheer base. It's my favorite from this collection! The last time I wore this flakie I layered it over a deep Navy. This time I wanted a different look, so I chose to layer it in between coats of the infamous Revlon Royal, the most famous of all Cobalt Jellies.
For this mani I started off with 2 coats of Revlon Royal. Then I layered one coat of Finger Paints Motley and went over that with a very thin coat of Royal. I then added one more coat of Motley and topped it all off with a coat of HK Girl Top Coat (review to come). I really love the way this mani turned out. The flakies look like they are a part of Royal, but they aren't entirely covered by the jelly polish like a full on Jelly Sandwich.
Unfortunately this mani really did not want to live. After many attempt at Suicide, it finally managed to off itself right after I photographed it. In the photos you can see where the polish began to lift on my middle and index fingers, as well as the bubbles from a botched attempt at trying to fix it so I could take photos. I refilled my bottle of DIY Peel off base coat last night and had forgotten that when I use thicker coats of the PVA Glue that it tends to spread out on the nail (I only apply it to the center of the nail, leaving the sides and base of the nail free so my clean up doesn't mess with the seal) so when I clean-up it pretty much kills the whole mani. Grrrr! But I'm a trooper and wasn't about to miss a Flakie Friday!
I apologize for the pics as well...I only managed to take a few shots before my middle nail managed to pop off and fall to the floor. Mani dead. :(
I'm really bummed that this mani offed itself so soon. I love this combo - the color, the depth. In my world there is nothing quite like a good Cobalt blue.
Finger Pains Motley has a wonderful Formula. Not too thick, Not too thin, and no thickening up.
Motley is a dream to apply! It flows smoothly onto the nail and it's easy to control the amount of flakies. The flakes lay flat on the nail so no need for anything other than your regular top coat. Unfortunately Motley is an LE and no longer available save for Blog Sales and Evil Bay.
If you're not familiar with Revlon Royal, it has a tricky formula. It's pretty runny for a jelly so you have to be very careful. I'm so used to Indie formulas now that I totally forgot how runny this polish is and flooded a few cuticles. Which is not good at all since Royal is also a royal stainer! However, it's worth all the fuss.
And now...A word from Charlie The Cat:
Oh Hai! This is a reeeallly comfy spot. This is where my kitten sits (I think my humans are my kittens..I even groom them and attempt to carry the baby. He's a big kitten though so I'm not very successful!) and I know she would want me to lay here and hog it! See how I sprawl across the cushion so there isn't room for anyone else? I is so thoughtful!
Ahhhhh...hello kitten! See mah belleh? You must scratch it now!! I grab your hand so you cannot run away! The kitteh belleh beckons you!!!!
Needless to say Charlie did not move her cat ass and I ended up sitting on he other end of the couch. But only after scratching her belly for a good half hour. She is a total belly kitty. She rolls, drools, kisses, meows and purrs like a freight train during belly rubs. She will also scratch the ever loving hell out of me if I stop before she is ready. She's really a funny little fur-baby! But back to the tough questions..
What do you think of Motley? Do you like the flakie sandwich look?
Don't forget to check out Susan's Flakie Mani! It's gorgeous...and a flakie that I hadn't seen before!
Charlie and I want to thank you for stopping by!
-Kimber (and Charlie too!)